World Briefs: Indian miner firm on Aussie coal project

Indian miner firm on Aussie coal project

SYDNEY • Indian mining giant Adani said yesterday it will start work late this year on a huge US$16 billion (S$22 billion) coal mining and export project in Australia that environmentalists warn will increase global warming and damage the country's Great Barrier Reef.


Macron's party set for landslide win

PARIS • Mr Emmanuel Macron's party looks set to win the biggest parliamentary majority for a French president since Charles de Gaulle's 1968 landslide, according to a survey of voter intentions for the two-round legislative elections on June 11 and 18.


More US states warm to climate alliance

SAN FRANCISCO • The US Climate Alliance, launched by three states to reduce emissions and sustain existing climate programmes in the wake of President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris agreement on climate change, has expanded to a total of 13 states and territories.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe